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It’s National Fruit and Vegetable Month

muammerokumus Flickr.comI had no idea that there was actually a fruit and vegetable month. Does this mean that we only have to eat our fruits and vegetables for the month of June?

On that note here is some veggie information for you. The more you know, right?

Spinach and broccoli are good for you, here’s a list of four other vegetables that are healthier than you might think.

#1.)  Potatoes. People think they’re fattening, which is true if you eat way too many.  But one medium-sized baked potato only has 161 calories, plus 4 grams of fiber.

So as long as you only eat one with dinner . . . and don’t cover it with stuff like butter, sour cream, or bacon bits . . . potatoes are fine.  Especially if you eat the skin, which is where most of the fiber is.

Potatoes also have chemicals that help lower your blood pressure, and one potato has 20% of your daily dose of potassium.

#2.)  Iceberg Lettuce. You’ve probably heard it has almost no nutrients.  But the truth is, it’s just not as good for you as DARK lettuce is.

So if it’s the only type of lettuce you can stomach, keep eating it, because ANY lettuce is good for you.

#3.)  Celery. It’s a good diet food because one stalk only has 10 calories.  But it also lowers your cancer risk, and has compounds that relax the walls of your arteries, which lowers your blood pressure.

#4.)  Corn. High fructose corn syrup is basically corn with all the nutrients and fiber processed out.  But an EAR of corn has 15% of the fiber you need in a day, and 25% of your recommended dose of thiamin, which helps convert carbs into energy.

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